Next Steps

Each of us have a next step to take.

What is a next step?

We've all got a next step to take as we move forward and LIVE LIKE JESUS. This page will give you some ideas on Next Steps at Carlisle United Methodist Church.



We want to know you and we are so glad you are here! Our team would love to serve you and help you get connected. Please fill out our online Connect Card and let us know you are worshipping with us or want to know more about us! Fill out our Connect Card here.


Prayer is a vital part of our life together. Our vows of membership include promising to pray for the church and for one another. Prayer lifts us up, encourages, strengthens, and comforts. Above all, prayer WORKS. Submit your prayer requests or praises here.


Together at CUMC we give as an act of worship and praise to God;  empowering each other and our community to Live Like Jesus. Give Securely online here; Text "Give" to 717.964.4111; Mail gifts directly to the Church Office OR Give in Worship services.

Covid response team updates

next steps in worship



Indoor Worship: 8:00am Traditional Service, 9:30am Contemporary Service or 11:00am Relaxed Traditional Service. Masks are not required for those who are vaccinated; we ask that as part of a Christ-like attitude you carry one in your pocket and wear it in indoor situations where we still have people from all comfort levels mingling and also in our Kids & Student areas. The Worship Center will give everyone a choice of seating with both an open seating section and a social distancing section. For more covid updates, click here.

Online Worship: Our 8:00am & 9:30am services are live-streamed to our Youtube channel. Click here.

333 prayer initiative - summer 2021

During the 333 Prayer Initiative, we are asking God to lead us to LIVE LIKE JESUS as we reconnect relationally with Him, with our families, with each other, with our community, and with our mission and vision. Click here for more resources on the 333 Prayer Initiative.

baptism sunday

Sunday, August 15

If you/your child are interested in being baptized, please contact Pastor Jake,  by August 9.

For more info on baptism at CUMC, click here.

next steps in growing

sunday shorts: bible app clinic

Sunday, July 25, 9:15-11:15am in the Gathering. Stop by the Gathering and Chuck Steel will help you get the Bible app installed on your iPhone or Android smartphone. Learn how to subscribe to a reading plan, share Bible verses with friends and more.


Every other Saturday: April 24 thru October 30, 6-7:30pm, via Zoom. Journey together in deepening our relationship with Jesus. Through examining the Sermon on the Mount, we will grow our understanding of what it means to walk with Jesus and the cost of discipleship. Bonhoeffer's premise, "only those who believe obey" and "only those who obey believe" serves as the basis in exploring our individual and wider community roles in conforming to the image of Christ. Led by Kevin & Julie Guistwite. Book costs $10.99.  SIGN UP HERE.

adult sunday school options

Our Sunday School classes are led, not taught. We know that we are fellow students on the journey of faith. Current Sunday School offerings can be found here.

student ministry (6th-12th grade)

The Student Ministries at CUMC strive to provide a caring church family for students. We aim to build a friendly space where students can gather, serve, and reach out to others with passion, kindness and generosity. For more information on CUMC Student Ministry click here.

kids' ministry (birth - 5th grade)

The Kids'Ministry at CUMC has many opportunities for kids ages birth thru 5th grade to get involved! CUMC offers Kids'Worship on Sundays, Kids'Choirs, Kids'Time, Kid'Family Experiences and more! Click here for more information on CUMC Kids'Ministry.

next steps in connecting

facebook cumc group

CUMC Community is an online meeting place for Carlisle UMC members. A place where members can chat, share news, encourage and pray for one another, and keep up-to-date with church life. This is where you can feel comfortable sharing with your church family. Join here.

cumc corn roast

August 19, 6pm, CUMC Amphitheatre. Corn Roast for everyone at CUMC for fresh summer corn, hot dogs, and drinks. $5 suggested donation per person with proceeds going to Mission Central. Bring a chair. Sign up here or at Info Central.

Would you like to help roast the corn or grill? Contact Jeff Horgan, to help out.

this is us

A short intro if you're newer to CUMC to help you get connected and be part of "us." Sundays: August 22 & 29, 12:15pm in the Chapel. Sign up here (coming soon).


Walks weekly on Wednesday at 9am and monthly on a Saturday at 9am - usually in Carlisle but also considering taking the van(s) and walking elsewhere. When it rains, we'll walk indoors.

If you have not signed up yet, the club has an open membership policy. Please send Kerm Leitner,  the name of your emergency contact and that person's cell number.

Any questions, please contact Kerm.

Our goal for every walk is to complete it safely, have fun, and pray for any folks who need our prayers.


"Run CUMC," a running group, is forming to connect those who enjoy running. The connection will provide opportunities to meet up with other runners for a run (including group runs), discover what events others are training for, provide "prayer running" guides and even form teams to participate in competitive events. If interested, join the Run CUMC group on Facebook or contact Steph Peffer, , or Gary Ankabrandt, .


next steps in serving

Carlisle 4 kids

Help is needed August 12, 1:30-4pm and 3:30-6pm at the Expo Center for community back-to-school give-out to families in need. Help with outside registration while families wait in cars. Sign up here or contact Lisa Myers,  or Pastor Mira,  with questions.


Join the gleaning fun and fellowship on July 26; August 9, 23; September 7, 27; from 5:30-8pm. We are also in need of a few volunteers that can lift for the Farm Stand on August 26, 11am-2pm.  To sign up, contact Robyn Krohn, 717.329.8975 or ; or Dani Evans, 717.440.2559 or .

carlisle downtown mile

Those interested in participating in the Tenth Anniversary Carlisle Downtown Mile (Thursday, August 12, 2021) as part of a Run CUMC team should email Gary Ankabrandt,  by August 2. We have one team registered, but it would be great to see more CUMC representation in this event which supports the nonprofit Employment Skills Center. If you prefer to race as an individual, click here to register (deadline August 11).


Blessed to Serve ministry needs help doing small home repairs for older members. Changing lights, small paint jobs, fixing a leak, etc. Hours often are very flexible. Contact Bill Yufer at to help.

mowing volunteers needed

Mowing volunteers are needed at Carlisle UMC. Equipment is provided (riding &. push mowers). Flexibility on when you mow and now often. Takes 3-4 hours/week for 3-4 people. If you have trouble with the sign-up process, please let Rick Washinger know at com or 717.319.3569.


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